Pebble new hardware rumors claim it’s finally going color

This morning we alerted you to the presence of a big countdown timer on Pebble’s website, ticking away in anticipation of Tuesday morning. But when Tuesday finally does roll around, what’s going to happen then? We mentioned a couple theories, including the possibility of getting a peek at that new hardware the company mentioned recently, but wondered if it might be too soon for such news. Now a new rumor suggest that new hardware could very much be on the menu, and also gets into a few details about just what this new wearable might deliver.

So far, Pebble’s been a monochrome game: both the original smartwatch and the Pebble Steel use low-power black-and-white displays. While that might have put Pebble at a disadvantage compared to flashier smartwatches, it also helped contribute towards some killer battery life. But now Pebble may be ready to finally embrace the world of color, and Tuesday could bring the announcement of a wearable with a color display.

Even when moving to color, the new Pebble could still be quite battery-friendly, and this color screen is described by sources as being “e-paper-like,” suggesting low power demands. We also hear that the display’s aspect ratio could change, offering a wider view, and that the hardware may be thinner than previous generations.

You need software to power new mobile hardware, and in this case we hear that Pebble may be debuting both at once, introducing its rejiggered OS on this new color Pebble. If this is indeed true, we’re going to have one busy Tuesday ahead of us.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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